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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL is a service or process of borrowing items from other libraries beyond what is available to our library users via OhioLINK.

ILL Book Request Form (Use for Media Items - DVDs or CDs)

ILL Article Request Form (Use for Book Chapters or Other Documents)

Davis Library offers traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to its users, including faculty, staff, students and community members who live within the four-county community college district. For students, faculty and staff, traditional ILL supplements OhioLINK's online patron borrowing services. There are times when books, articles and other library materials are not available through OhioLINK. ILL services can reach beyond the State of Ohio to participating libraries across the nation and even the world thus increasing the chance of locating desired items. Since community members are not eligible to request and borrow items through OhioLINK, ILL allows them access to books, articles and other library materials that are not otherwise available at the Davis Library. (Please Note: Community members and all residents of the State of Ohio do have access to in-house use of the OhioLINK Research Databases, which in many cases provide full-text access to wide variety of electronic articles and other valuable information resources.)

Use the links above to complete and submit Davis Library's ILL online request forms. Users should expect library materials ordered through ILL to arrive within 10 business days. Items requested for borrowing purposes may be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the Davis Library's Main Floor. Davis Library users located at one of Rio's Regional Centers in Meigs, McArthur or Jackson may request items be sent to those locales for pick-up. Because these library materials are being lent by various different institutions, due dates and the ability to renew items will vary. Some lending institutions may also apply borrowing fees for the use of their ILL services to offset shipping costs. Consequently, users should indicate on each ILL request form their willingness to pay such charges and if so, how much money they are willing to commit to lending institution's services. (Please Note: In most instances ILL services are free-of-charge, however, it depends on the lending institution's policies and the nature of the item being borrowed. Rare or fragile items that are not easily replaced may often be loaned at a price.)

If you have any questions about Davis Library's ILL services, please contact:

Deborah Thompson
Senior Access Services Associate


Jeanette Albiez Davis Library
740.245.7005 |

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Traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

Davis Library's traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services allows our library users to borrow materials from other libraries not found in our library collections or are not accessible through OhioLINK various borrowing or online resource services.

ILL services are available for currently enrolled Rio Grande students, faculty, and staff. Our alumni and community patrons (library cardholders from our 4-county community college service area) are also eligible for these services.

While our ILL services are free, other libraries may charge to loan some materials. Requests are processed quickly, but many items could take up to two weeks to arrive. If an item arrives too late for you to use, you are still responsible for any and all charges.

You will receive an email when the requested loan(s) have arrived. Please remember to fill out the interlibrary loan request forms as thoroughly as possible. For more information, please refer to the Interlibrary Loan Policies.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.